an ode to france giveaway.

A year ago today, {cv} and I landed in France to begin what was an absolutely magical honeymoon. 
I knew a French-inspired giveaway was the perfect way to remember that wonderful journey! I also am lucky enough to have the world's best followers--and I wish I could give each and every one of you these fun treats!

One winner will receive these three fabulous goodies:
one LilyGene print {either of France or a country/state of your choice--provided by LilyGene Prints}
one copy of Lunch in Paris: A Love Story by Elizabeth Bard {filled with beautiful images + great recipes}
one Le Creuset utensil holder in cobalt blue {for the perfect pop of color in your kitchen!}

Want this big dose of French loveliness in your life? There are EIGHT chances for you to win!

MANDATORY ENTRY
{1} follow {long distance loving} on Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin and leave a comment below describing your dream vacation destination {I'm currently dreaming of Thailand and Argentina!}

EXTRA ENTRIES:
{2} favorite LilyGene Prints on etsy
{3} follow LilyGene Prints on blogger
{4} like LilyGene Prints on facebook
{5} follow @luvfromfar on Twitter
{6} tweet about this giveaway: enter to win a lovely french-inspired giveaway 
at {long distance loving} http://tinyurl.com/ldlaotfg via @luvfromafar
{7 + 8} participate in Friday's Fancies on April 15th or April 22nd

Please leave a comment for each entry!

The giveaway will run until 8:00pm on Sunday, April 24th. It is open to all followers of {long distance loving}, regardless of location. A winner will be announced at 7:00am on Monday, April 25th. The lucky reader who wins will then receive an email from me about details on how to choose your print from LilyGene Prints. If you have any other questions, please email me!

A tremendous debt of gratitude to LilyGene Prints for being such a fabulous sponsor! Be sure to check out her etsy shop...your walls are clamoring for one of her perfectly wonderful prints :)

Much love to each and every one of you--you have made my world much brighter and I only hope I can do the same for you! Can't wait to see who wins--bonne chance! xoxo {av}

288 comments:

  1. Oh what a great giveaway! My dream vacation at the moment is the wine region of Italy, along with a little Milano for good measure:)

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  2. Love it! My current dream vacation is a beach in Mexico, and lucky me, I'm going there this summer :)

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  3. I am swooning over all of your French-inspired gifts!!

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  4. that cobalt blue utensil holder is divine!

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  5. hopefully this last comment is the one that gets the win :)

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  6. Favorite print - love the SC print, but the Abbey Road and Three Little Birds prints are close runner-ups. Love The Beatles and Bob Marley.

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  7. Liked Lilly Gene on Facebook

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  8. You are a doll! I am dreaming of South America. Splendid mountains, beaches and wonderful culture!

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  9. Tweeted!

    Thanks chica - I love her work!

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  10. av what a great giveaway! i loved lunch in paris - but wouldn't mind reading it again!

    dream vacation - right now i would love to visit Iceland!

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  11. just made her a favorite on etsy - now if i don't win i might actually have to purchase something. such a great shop!

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  12. I would love to go to Amsterdam or Greece. :) I follow you!

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  13. So wonderful!! My dream vacation is definitely Rio de Janeiro. Thanks!!

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  14. What an awesome giveaway! I'm definitely a follower of this blog!

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  15. I also follow @luvfromfar on Twitter. (@megan_flynn)

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  16. And I just added LilyGene Prints as a favorite! Her stuff is so cute.

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  17. oh hello, this is awesome!! i am currently dying to get to italy! it's gotta happen!

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  18. I loveeee this giveaway! I absolutely love to visit Paris. In fact, I'm thinking about studying abroad there next year. I really hope I can! I've been French-obsessed for quite some time!

    I follow you on Google Friend Connect and Bloglovin'!

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  19. I liked LilyGene on Facebook!

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  20. just tweeted the giveaway. i really want to win!

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  21. I follow you! :) As for my dream vacay ... a month traveling around Europe ... Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Greece ... Maybe I need longer than a month! :)

    xo! Lauren @ tickled.

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  22. Love the home is where the heart is, where you can specialize it to your state -- so cute!

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  23. Hi! I'm a follower! I dream of going to Spain for a vacay. I studied abroad there for a couple semesters and would love to go back to visit the sights and the friends I made.

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  24. awesome giveaway and what a way to remember your honeymoon :)

    xo.ashley

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  25. What a super amazing giveaway. I am a follower & I dream of vacationing in Paris. :)

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  26. I happily follow {long distance loving} on Google Friend Connect! & my dream vacay would actually be France! I've never left North America & have always dreamed of visiting Paris. Paris seems so romantic & the sights are to die for! Plus I want a "real" crepe! :)

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  27. I follow LilyGene Prints on blogger. :)

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  28. I follow via bloglovin ;) kary10024@hotmail.com

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  29. I added LilyGene as a favorite etsy. After viewing all of the prints, I am so tempted to make a purchase!

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  30. I liked LilyGene Prints on facebook.

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  31. I follow @luvfromfar on Twitter.

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  32. I tweeted! :)

    http://twitter.com/r1sweetworld

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  33. I tweeted about this giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/Hollzers/status/57835413271879681

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  34. I'm a follower (duh!) - Currently dreaming of the middle east, Jordan and Syria perhaps :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  35. I favorites Lilygene prints on etsy ;) forgot to answer my dream vacation, it would be in Hawaii ;)

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  36. I follow luvfromafar via Twitter - @ilovemy2dorks

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  37. whootwhoot! what a cute giveaway! i follow via GFC and i am dreaming of a vacation to turkey! goobble gobble.. hopefully making that happen next summer! o and i also would LOVE to visit RH ;) xoxo jcd

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  38. I "like" Lily Gene of FB :)

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  39. Following you on twitter!

    xoxo
    Jenna

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  40. My dream vacation would definitely be The Bay of Naples in Italy! :) It's been my dream since school time. x

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  41. I'm following LilyGene on blogger! x

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  42. Liked LilyGene on Facebook! xx

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  43. following LilyGene on blogger :)

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  44. Following you on twitter now. :)

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  45. And I just tweeted about this giveaway. x

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  46. Love Paris but I don't think I can say it because I've already been there. My dream destination right now is Australia. I'm a follower!

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
    Fanciful Brainstorm - Tumblr

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  47. I am follower on Google Friend Contact! Hooray!

    My dream destination would be Morocco. I love the exotic and unique blend of cultures you experience there!

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  48. LilyGene Prints was made a favorite on etsy. All of her prints are fabulous!

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  49. I now follow LilyGene on blogger, too!

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  50. I liked LilyGene Prints on Facebook.

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  51. I am also a Twitter follower! (I don't know how I wasn't before...)

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  52. I tweet-tweet-tweeted about it here: http://twitter.com/#!/maysieo

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  53. I followed with Bloglovin.

    And I'm dreaming of a vacation in New Zealand. I had a couple of friends go there this semester for a study abroad program. They described it like it was some paradise. It looks absolutely lovely.

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  54. I followed Lily Gene Prints on blogger, too. :)

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  55. I liked Lily Gene on facebook. :)

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  56. Also- followed, tweeted, and liked! Thanks again!

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  57. followed you on twitter. :)
    @piquelar

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  58. i'm currently dreaming about somewhere with a beach. preferably hawaii, but i will settle for somewhere like key west if i have to. great giveaway, little lady! happy anniversary.

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  59. What an amazing giveaway!!! Wow! I am a follower and my dream vacation right now is greece!

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  60. ...and favorited her etsy shop!! If i don't win I am going to have to buy myself a print!

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  61. I follow you!

    And, I'm dreaming of going to Australia. I want to swim in the reef sooo soo bad!

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  62. I also liked LilyGene on Facebook!

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  63. And I favorited her Etsy shop!

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  64. I already follow your lovely blog! My dream vacation would be to travel Europe and see all the history, culture and food! We are planning a trip to Kauai Hawaii right now, so Im dreaming often of beaches and sun! :)
    xoxo

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  65. I'm totally dreaming of Australia or Hawaii right now! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

    totally following! come enter my giveaway too! =) mwah!

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  66. I'm a google follower- what an awesome giveaway! I'm dreaming of Roma lately... just seems magical!

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  67. i follow :) and i'd want to go to england - for the royal wedding of course!

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  68. and...i like the home is where the heart is prints - in my home state of georgia!

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  69. I would love to travel to Australia!

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  70. The south of France! Lavender fields, wine, and lots and lots of cheese. So much cheese. This whole giving-up-cheese-for-Lent thing is making me see cheese mirages.

    P.S. I follow on Google Connect and Twitter! :)

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  71. I'm travelling round France this summer with my best friend, so this is like my ideal giveaway! I'm mildly obsessed with France & fully intend to live there one day! I'm now following your blog! x

    http://ouijetaimeaussi.blogspot.com/

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  72. I liked LilyGene Prints on Facebook. x

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  73. I'm now following you on Twitter! x

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  74. I tweeted about this giveaway! x

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  75. Pretty, pretty things! Love that print. I follow you using GFC. :)

    suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I also follow you on Twitter. And forgot to give you my dream vacation - which currently looks something like a repeat of my trip to Israel or a summer Harry Potter World extravaganza. I guess I could try something new? I'd love to see Britain or Italy or Spain, where my brother lives.

    suburbansweetheart(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I follow on bloglovin! And my current dream location would be to Athens!

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  78. Cute giveaway! My dream vacation right now is somewhere tropical...I could really use some beach time. But I'd LOVE to go to Brazil, Bali, Amsterdam (again) or Greece, etc....

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  79. What an adorable giveaway! I'm dreaming of the trip John and I have planned to Isla Mujeres this June-sun, sand and lots of tequila make me one happy girl!

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  80. I'm a follower, and my dream locations right now are Morocco, Greece, and Lima, Peru!

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  81. I follow you on twitter! @lttlegrlbigwrld

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  82. I'm a follower, my dream vacation right now is Scotland and Wales this summer!

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  83. I tweeted your giveaway! (such a fun one :))

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  84. Right now I seem to be dreaming of Brazil!

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  85. Girl! You know I am your follower...AND just wanted to say "Happy Anniversary!" Such a sweet giveaway! :)

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  86. First of all, I already follow your blog... thanks for hosting this great giveaway! (:

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  87. Second, I followed the LilyGene blog too! I love so many of the prints.

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  88. Third, I also already follow Luvfromfar on Twitter. my twitter is @ashleyjdub (:

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  89. Last, I tweeted about your giveaway! (:

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  90. Thailand would be amazing, but (and not to suck up to this giveaway) I'm dying to go back to France. It needs to happen sooner rather than later.

    since1990_xx@yahoo.com

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  91. I also favorited her shop on Etsy!

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  92. Oh, and I'm following you on Twitter...

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  93. Dream vacation would have to be Hawaii right now! Soaking up some warm sun, relaxation, and a gorgeous beach! :-)

    Now, dream long term vacation, def. Ireland! My hubs and I have always wanted to move there for several years and explore the country and learn the culture!

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  94. I also follow you on twitter...

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  95. ... and I just tweeted about this lovely giveaway!!

    (I'll be back for Friday's Fancies... can't wait!)

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  96. I am following LilyGene on blogger too. :)
    I forgot to mention about my dream vacation on my first entry. So here it is. My dream vacation is definitely Paris. I want to travel around Europe, especially to French, Italy, and Spain. But Paris is still the first on my list. :)

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  97. I like Lily Gene on facebook too!

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  98. ooo I'm not such a bad blog reader bc this is the only post I missed!

    I want to go to Bora Bora.. ya know when I win the lottery.

    CarissaExplainsItAll

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  99. GFC follower! And really, I'm dreaming of {any} vacation about now! But top of the list would be Tahiti, Aix en Provence, or Greece!

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  100. I'm a follower and dreaming of visiting the United Kingdom - Ireland, Scotland, and England. Really though, these places do appear in my nightly dreams! :)

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  101. I follow @luvfromafar on twitter. My handle is (at)gilsonsarahbeth

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  102. I tweeted about the give away.

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  103. I like LilyGene on Facebook.

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  104. I follow the LilyGene prints blog.

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  105. I am a follower! I want to go to the Turks & Caicos!! I need a tan.

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  106. I'm a follower! I would love to travel to indonesia and rent a house on stilts in the water for a relaxing gorgeous getaway!

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  107. I favorited LilyGene on Etsy! -@alongthepath

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  108. I "liked" LilyGene on facebook!

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  109. Yay! Awesome giveaway! I've always wanted to go to Belize!

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  110. Added their shop to my favorites on Etsy! But I would have anyway :)

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  111. Follow you on google connect!

    My dream vacation would be... BORA BORA , in one of those grass huts over the water! PURE HEAVEN!

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  112. My dream vacation right now is a trip to Santorini - maybe it will happen this summer - we'll see.

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  113. And tweeted about this to spread the news! :) (@MissGlitterista)

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  114. Hi Lady! First of all... before I even realized this was a giveaway, I emailed my mom to let her know that I am DYING for one of these prints and specifically asked for the SF by bay print! LOVE. Ah... I am so excited for this givaway, that I am going to do everything listed above! ...Not sure where I am supposed to post about my dream vacation, but it is DEFINITELY paris! So perfect.
    xxoo... have a great week!

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  115. I 'like' LilyGenePrints on facebook too

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  116. And of course I follow you on twitter xo

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  117. Follow you on blogloving! My ideal vacation is definitely Chile and Argentina!!

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  118. I am a follower of course! and I am dreaming of Tahiti....

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  119. and I follow you on twitter :-)

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  120. I follow {long distance loving} on Google Friend Connect! Besides going home to Ireland, where my boyfriend is (I'm in Boston), I really want to visit somewhere HOT and TROPICAL. Canary Islands? Punta Cana? Give me a beach and I'll take it!

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  121. I also follow you on twitter! I'm @c_tamer

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  122. What an AWESOME giveaway! Of course I follow you :) Hooray for 1 year anniversaries!

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  123. following on blogspot and Blog Lovin'!

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  124. favorited LilyGene on Etsy! username: McKenzieAllen

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  125. following LilyGene on Blogger!

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  126. "liked" LilyGene on Facebook!!

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  127. aaand following LilyGene on Twitter :) username: mckallen

    incredible giveaway!! LOVE the France print. Went for study abroad in summer 2009 and cannot wait to one day go back. :)

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  128. Such a cute giveaway! I follow your blog - duh! I'm also reminiscing about my honeymoon right now - mexico. I could use some sun in my life!

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  129. I also follow you on Twitter!

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  130. I favorited LilyGene Prints on Etsy too...def have to keep these in mind for cute gifts!

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  131. I follow you on bloglovin'. My husband and I want to go to Florence, I spent a semester there and he really wants to see where I lived for 3 months.!

    dresdencarrie(at)gmail.com

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  132. lilygene is one of my favorites on Etsy!

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  133. My dream vacation spot would have to be Hawaii. I visited Oahu and Kauai with my hubby for our 5th anniversary and I'd love to make a return trip to get out of ultra-urban Tokyo and into paradise!

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  134. I liked lilygene on Facebook!

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  135. I added lilygene to my etsy favorites! I love the Japan print and the letterpress prints!!!

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  136. Follow you via GFC
    shanstinson(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  137. Favorited their Etsy shop (PrncssShan03)

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  138. Following you on Twitter (@shannonstinson)

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  139. Tweeted about it
    http://twitter.com/#!/ShannonStinson/status/58752067954671616

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  140. Participated in today's Fancies

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  141. I will also be participating in next weeks Fancies, but will be on my way to Cozumel and unable to add this extra comment here. But, I'm sending you the links and such to see if you can post it for me next week. So, I'm adding it a week early :)

    Also, my dream destination is Bora Bora <3 Forgot to include that above.

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  142. I liked LilyGene on facebook! Seriously some great prints, there's a couple I am eyeing.

    Also, I live in Australia right now and I'd love to head to Indonesia and Thailand!

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